Forty-three successful applications, including 9 individuals, 5 groups and 9 organisations will be funded to the tune of N$ 777,922 by the National Arts Council of Namibia under the NACN’s Arts & Culture COVID-19 Relief Fund. A media statement issued by the Council explains that to date, the NACN has in total approved a total amount of just over N$ 2 million finance ninety-two successful applications from all four cycles of review with an additional 1,1 million approved towards Namibian public and national arts and culture institutions’ programmes. The Council further explained that with the COVID-19 Arts and Culture Relief Fund applications closing soon, the call for bursaries will be opened from 5 October and closing on 5 November 2020.